: Stop Motion Animation Assignment TitleMy first 15 minute stop motion animation has a basic storyline about aninfant girl who plays her toys in a park. In order for my animation to bringa more interesting feel to it, I decided to go beyond the norm of a simple“day in the park” for example, I thought the only way I was going toachieve an exciting storyline was if I came up with a setting which couldbe filled-up with a heap of spontaneous events on a pre-dominantbackground. Materials used Cotton shaped as a ball which had been coloured A String of fabric cotton Green fabric- used for leafs on the tree Coloured cardboard- for the background Barbie doll Characters The mini Barbie Doll I had brought in had been the centre attraction which brought the stop motion to live because it simply was able to rotate effectively once adjusting it to display a specific action, causing every single capture take on the (I CAN ANIMATE) programme to detail ably show each frame; thereby giving the quality of movement a remarkable effect. Through the inspiration of particular animation work such as Walt Disney pictures, and cartoon programmes shown on kids channels, I was mainly influenced by their attention to detail whether it was in 2D or 3D- I had always took clear to things like for example, the way animators bring elements to life (water, wind, fire, earth) watching video on YouTube, DVD’s or Blu-ray challenged me to understand the various styles of stop motion animation.I order for my 15 minute to be off good standard, I decided to use a traditional frame by frame method to animate my production, having used a 3D model
: Stop Motion Animation prevented me from encountering various inevitable restriction for example, if I decided make a 2D object that would need to move, I would need to take into consideration- how they object I going to move from one frame to the next, The strengths to using a 3D model were that I, in detail, illustrated my storyline easily to viewers. Stop motioning with HDV camcorder- adjusting the camera so as to create quality scenery and narrative. StoryboardThe initial idea that I came up with towards my first idea was aaboutTechniquesWith animation, the concept of this artwork is to display sequences ofimages (2D or 3D), either in forms of objects, models clay or puppetry.The quality of work depends on the on the attention to detail added tothe sequences of images for example, If I were to create a scenerywhereby I want to show a ball bouncing, I would create the object (out ofcard) place it under the HDV camcorder then, open up the programme “ICAN ANIMATE” and start capturing detailed frame shots to the ball’sgradual progression (rapid or slow) depending on the creativity of theanimator. This effect is called an “optical illusion of motion because itdeals with the persistence of vision, using this video program will allowthe animation to become whatever your imagination explores.Development: pioneersJoseph Plateau- 1832The “phenakistoscope” uses the persistence of motion principle to createan illusion of motion. Although this this establishment was recognised bythe Greek mathematician Euclid and later in experiments by Newton, itwas firmly recognised in 1829 by “Joseph Plateau”How it works
: Stop Motion AnimationThe phenakistoscope consists of two discs mounted in the same axis.Disc one had slots around the edge, while disc two contained drawings ofsuccessive action, drawn around the disc in concentric circles.Thomas Edison Kinescope invented by Thomas Edison- projected a 50ft length of film in approximately 13 seconds. 1928-STEAMBOAT WILLIE was the first successful sound animated film; it made Mickey an international star, and launched the Disney studio of today.Born: 1786 in Bristol, EnglandDied: 22 Sept 1837 in Bath, EnglandThe zoetrope was invented in 1834 by William Horner, who originallycalled it a Daedalus ("wheel of the Devil"). It was based on Plateausphenakistoscope, but was more convenient since it did not require aviewing mirror and allowed more than one person to use it at the sametime.http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit10.htm
: Stop Motion AnimationHorner made other mathematical contributions, however,publishing a series of papers on transforming and solving algebraicequations, and he also applied similar techniques to functionalequations. It is also worth noting that he gave a solution to whathas come to be known as the "butterfly problem" which appearedin The Gentlemans Diary for 1815 . The problem is thefollowing:-
: Stop Motion Animationhttp://www.animazing.com/gallery/pages/history.html#timelineThe individual frames of a traditionally animated film are photographs ofdrawings, which are first drawn on paper. To create the illusion of movement,each drawing differs slightly from the one before it. The animators drawingsare traced or photocopied onto transparent acetate sheets called cells, whichare filled in with paints in assigned colors or tones on the side opposite the linedrawings. The completed character cells are photographed one-by-one ontomotion picture film against a painted background by a rostrum camera.